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#UKZN: A rape allegation, police violence and the women students who feel vulnerable
#UKZN: A rape allegation, police violence and the women students who feel vulnerable
Despite only making headlines recently, student protests at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) have been going on for almost a month. The...
LGBTI people in Uganda under threat, but undeterred
LGBTI people in Uganda under threat, but undeterred
A rainbow-coloured flag fluttered in the background. The hall, beautifully decorated and contestants for the Mr/Ms/Mx Pride Uganda beauty pageant...
#BlackLivesMatter study: sorrow more likely to induce action than anger
#BlackLivesMatter study: sorrow more likely to induce action than anger
Tweets related to the Black Lives Matter movement suggest that sadness, rather than anger, might be more effective in galvanising people into action,...
Activists say women were assaulted by Marikana police for protesting for jobs
Activists say women were assaulted by Marikana police for protesting for jobs
Thirty eight protesters, who are members of a group called the Marikana Unemployed Youth Forum, were arrested on charges of public violence on...
Tatane, Macia, Marikana: South Africa's own #BlackLivesMatter moment is long overdue
Tatane, Macia, Marikana: South Africa's own #BlackLivesMatter moment is long overdue
In 2012, after Florida teenager Trayvon Martin was gunned down in...
Watch Jesse Williams eviscerate racism and whiteness in his BET Awards speech
Watch Jesse Williams eviscerate racism and whiteness in his BET Awards speech
On Sunday night Grey's Anatomy actor and civil rights activist Jesse Williams gave a speech that can only be described as a call-to-action...
Police on trial for deserting abuse victims
Police on trial for deserting abuse victims
Between rheumatoid arthritis and high blood pressure, 74-year-old Brenda Hedges was effectively paralysed from the waist down. She lay helplessly...
Texas police officer in pool party video resigns
Texas police officer in pool party video resigns
A Texas police officer videotaped pulling a gun out at a teen pool party resigned on Tuesday in the latest racially-charged incident involving...
'He just shot him in the back'
'He just shot him in the back'
Walter Scott and police officer Michael Slager were struggling on the ground seconds before Slager shot Scott dead, said the man who recorded video...
Pupils Speak Out: 'They called us the 'K' word and told us to go back to the township'
Pupils Speak Out: 'They called us the 'K' word and told us to go back to the township'
The article you are about to read is part of a weekly series of comment pieces written by South African pupils about the problems they...
Selma: a reminder that 50 years on, #blacklivesmatter
Selma: a reminder that 50 years on, #blacklivesmatter
The hashtag #blacklivesmatter was voted 2014’s word of the year in the United States by linguistic experts from the American Dialect Society. The...

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